Save The Date Wedding Card Wording

A perfect collection of wonderful way to let your guests know an invitation to your wedding celebration will follow
shortly.

VERSION 1

Please save the date of
(Date of the wedding)
for our wedding
Invitation and details to follow
(Bride and Groom’s Names)

VERSION 2

A date to remember!
(Date of the wedding)
Please save the date
for the wedding of
(Bride and Groom’s Names)
In (Location of the Wedding)
Invitation to follow

VERSION 3

Times are busy and calendars are full
(Bride’s Name)
and
(Groom’s Name)
want you to know
they are planning their wedding for
(Date of the Wedding)
in (Location of the Wedding)
Invitations to follow

VERSION 4

Please Save the Date!
We will be getting married
on (Date of the Wedding)
Invitation and details to follow
(Bride and Groom’s Names)

VERSION 5

Save the date!
(Bride and Groom’s Names)
will be getting married on
(Date of the wedding)
(Location of the wedding)
Formal invitation to follow

VERSION 6

We are delighted to announce
that on (Date of the Wedding) in (Location of the Wedding)
(Bride and Grooms’ Names)
are getting married!
Please make sure to save this date
We hope that you will be able to share in
our special day of joy and celebration
Sincerely,
(Bride’s Parents Names)
Formal invitation to follow

VERSION 7

Please save the date.
We will be getting married on
(Date of the wedding)
at (Location of the wedding)
Invitation and Details to follow
(Bride and Groom’s Names)

VERSION 8

Please save the date,
Sure it’s been a long wait
We wanted to be sure,
And it’s been worth waiting for
(Date of the wedding)
(Location of the wedding)
Invitation and Details to follow
(Bride and Groom’s Names)

VERSION 9

(Bride’s Parents Names)
look forward to celebrating with you
at their daughter’s wedding
on (Date of the Wedding)
in (Location of the Wedding)
Invitation and itinerary to follow

VERSION 10

Save the Date
Join us for the
Wedding Weekend
of
(Bride and Groom’s Names)
The festivities begin on (commencement date)
ending (finish date)
Accommodation is being held at the
(Accommodation name)
Please call (phone no of accommodation)
Let them know that you are with the
(Bride and Groom’s Names) wedding
Looking forward to seeing you there
(Bride and Groom’s Names)

Romantic Wedding Ceremony Readings

A collection of beautiful romantic readings perfect for your wedding ceremony.

Blessing Of The Hands
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your
wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch,
will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.
These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the
same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.
Desiderata
Max Erhmann (1927)
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible
without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even
to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the
spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser
persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however
humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the
world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and
everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in
the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not
distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be
here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace
with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labours and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
A Gift From The Sea
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
One recognizes the truth of Saint Exupery’s line: Love does not consist in gazing at each other. But in looking outward
together in the same direction. For in fact, man and woman are not only looking outward in the same direction, they
are working outward. Here one forms ties, roots, a firm base….
Here one makes oneself part of the community of men, of human society. Here the bonds of marriage are formed. For
marriage, which is always spoken of as a bond, becomes actually, in this stage, many bonds, many strands, of
different texture and strength, making up a web that is taut and firm. The web is fashioned of love. Yes, but many
kinds of love: romantic love first, then a slow-growing devotion and, playing through these, a constantly rippling
companionship. It is made of loyalties, and interdependencies, and shared experiences. It is woven of memories of
meetings and conflicts; of triumphs and disappointments. It is a web of communication, a common language, and the
acceptance of lack of language too, a knowledge of likes and dislikes, of habits and reactions, both physical and
mental. It is a web of instincts and intuitions, and known and unknown exchanges. The web of marriage is made by
propinquity, in the day to day living side by side, looking outward and working outward in the same direction. It is
woven in space and in time of the substance of life itself.
Friendship
Judy Bielicki
It is often said that it is love that makes the world go round. However, without doubt, it is friendship which keeps our
spinning existence on an even keel. True friendship provides so many of the essentials for a happy life-it is the
foundation on which to build an enduring relationship, it is the mortar which bonds us together in harmony, and it is
the calm, warm protection we sometimes need when the world outside seems cold and chaotic. True friendship holds
a mirror to our foibles and failings, without destroying our sense of worthiness. True friendship nurtures our hopes,
supports us in our disappointments, and encourages us to grow to our best potential. (Bride) and (Groom) came
together as friends. Today, they pledge to each other not only their love, but also the strength, warmth and, most
importantly, the fun of true friendship.
I Am Love
Author Unknown
Some say I can fly on the wind, yet I haven’t any wings. Some have found me floating on the open sea, yet I cannot
swim. Some have felt my warmth on cold nights, yet I have no flame. And though you cannot see me, I lay between
two lovers at the hearth of fireplaces. I am the twinkle in your child’s eyes. I am hidden in the lines of your mother’s
face. I am your father’s shield as he guards your home. And yet… Some say I am stronger than steel, yet I am as
fragile as a tear. Some have never searched for me, yet I am around them always. Some say I die with loss, yet I am
endless. And though you cannot hear me, I dance on the laughter of children. I am woven into the whispers of
passion. I am in the blessings of Grandmothers. I embrace the cries of newborn babies. And yet… Some say I am a
flower, yet I am also the seed. Some have little faith in me, yet I will always believe in them. Some say I cannot cure
the ill, yet I nourish the soul. And though you cannot touch me, I am the gentle hand of the kind. I am the fingertips
that caress your cheek at night. I am the hug of a child. I am love.
I Love You
Roy Croft
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have
made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you, for the part of me that you bring out. I love you, for
putting your hand into my heaped-up heart, and passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can’t help dimly
seeing there, and for drawing out, into the light, all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far
enough to find. I love you, because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life, not a tavern, but a temple.
Out of the works of my every day, not a reproach, but a song. I love you, because you have done more than any
creed could have done to make me good, and more than any fate could have done to make me happy. You have done
it without a touch, without a word, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a
friend means, after all.
I Promise
Dorothy R. Colgan
I promise to give you the best of myself and ask of you no more than I can give.
I promise to respect you as your own person and to realize that your interests, desires and needs are no less
important than my own.
I promise to share with you my time and attention and to bring you joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my world into my innermost fears and
feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face changes in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give and all I feel inside the only way I know how.
Completely and forever.
Looking For Your Face
Rumi
From the beginning of my life I have been looking for your face, but today I have seen it. Today I have seen the
charm, the beauty, the unfathomable grace of the face that I was looking for. Today I have found you, and those who
laughed and scorned me yesterday are sorry that they were not looking as I did. I am bewildered by the magnificence
of your beauty, and wish to see you with a hundred eyes. My heart has burned with passion and has searched forever
for this wondrous beauty that I now behold. I am ashamed to call this love human, and afraid of God to call it divine.
Your fragrant breath, like the morning breeze, has come to the stillness of the garden. You have breathed new life into
me. I have become your sunshine, and also your shadow. My soul is screaming in ecstasy. Every fibre of my being is
in love with you. Your effulgence has lit a fire in my heart, and you have made radiant for me the earth and sky. My
arrow of love has arrived at the target. I am in the house of mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer.
Love Is Friendship Caught Fire
Laura Hendricks
Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad
times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the
present, hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past. It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations,
problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in
your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is not
enough.
Marriage Joins Two People In The Circle Of Its Love
Edmund O’Neill
Marriage is a commitment to life, to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers
opportunities for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal; a joining that is promised for a
lifetime. Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. A wife and a
husband are each other’s best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. There may come times when one
partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child.
Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger;
even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly. Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life
is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, and new ways of expressing love through
the seasons of life. When two people pledge to love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique to
themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential, made in
the hearts of two people who love, which takes a lifetime to fulfil.
On Love
Thomas a Kempis
Love is a mighty power, a great and complete good. Love alone lightens every burden, and makes rough places
smooth. It bears every hardship as though it were nothing, and renders all bitterness sweet and acceptable. Nothing
is sweeter than love, nothing stronger, nothing higher, nothing wider, nothing more pleasant, nothing fuller or better
in heaven or earth; for love is born of God. Love flies, runs and leaps for joy. It is free and unrestrained. Love knows
no limits, but ardently transcends all bounds. Love feels no burden, takes no account of toil, attempts things beyond
its strength. Love sees nothing as impossible, for it feels able to achieve all things. It is strange and effective, while
those who lack love faint and fail. Love is not fickle and sentimental, nor is it intent on vanities. Like a living flame
and a burning torch, it surges upward and surely surmounts every obstacle.
Sonnet 17
Pablo Neruda
I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain
dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom, and
carries hidden within itself the light of those flowers, and thanks to your love, darkly in my body lives the dense
fragrance that rises from the earth. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where, I love you simply,
without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I know no other way of loving but this, in which there is no
I or you; so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that
close.
Sonnet 18
William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou are more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade
Which in eternal lines to time thou grow’st
So long as men can breathe and eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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Sooner Or Later
Author Unknown
Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines, and romance in the movies. We
begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of
our favorite memories, and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune
that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never
fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all — one known only by those who love.
The Magic Of Love
Helen Steiner Rice
Love is like magic, and it always will be,
For love still remains life’s sweet mystery.
Love works in ways that are wondrous and strange,
And there’s nothing in life that love cannot change!
Love can transform the most commonplace
Into beauty and splendor and sweetness and grace.
Love is unselfish, understanding and kind,
For it sees with its heart, and not with its mind.
Love is the answer that everyone seeks;
Love is the language that every heart speaks.
Love can’t be bought, it is priceless and free.
Love, like pure magic, is life’s sweet mystery!!
Time In A Bottle
Jim Croce
If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do, is to save every day ‘till eternity passes away, just to
spend them with you. If I could make days last forever; if words could make wishes come true; I’d save every day
like a treasure and then, again, I would spend them with you. If I had a box just for wishes, and dreams that had
never come true; the box would be empty, except for the memory of how they were answered by you. But there
never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do, once you find them. I’ve looked around enough to
know that you’re the one I want to go through time with.
The Prophet
Love one another, but make not a bond of that love. Let it rather be like a moving sea between the shores of your
souls. And stand together, and yet not too near together. For even the pillars of the temple must stand apart; and the
oak tree and the cypress will not grow in each other’s shadow. Remember that love gives nothing but from itself. Love
possesses not, nor would it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love. And think not that you can direct the course
of love. For love, if it finds you worthy, will direct your course.

Personalised Wedding Vows

A beautiful collection of wedding vows perfect to be personalised with your names on your special day.

VARIATION 1
I, [name], promise to love, honor, and cherish you forever. I promise to always stand by your side through the good
and the bad times. I promise to be faithful and loving. I promise to be the most compassionate wife through sickness,
in health, and the sad times. I promise to give you all of my heart. I promise to be your partner and best friend. And,
I promise to love you with all my heart and soul for eternity. Please accept this ring as a symbol of our love and
friendship. I love you, [name].
VARIATION 2
GROOM
(Name), as we stand before both God and man making public our commitment to one another, I wish to make it
known that I recognize God’s authority over my life, which is exercised from His loving heart. He has chosen me to be
one of His own, and has since been my life. I recognize also that He has blessed me, and entrusted to me your life as
an unearned gift. In recognition of these things, I, (Name), take you, (Name), to be my wife. I purpose to love you
with His love, to provide for your needs through His enablement, and to lead you as He leads me, as long as He gives
me life, regardless of circumstances. (Name), I look forward to establishing a home where Christ is glorified. Toward
that end I promise to allow God to use you in my life as He sees best in building me into His person. I thank Him for
your love and friendship.
BRIDE
I (Name), take you, (Name), to be my husband. With the greatest joy I come into my new life with you. Today I am
reminded of James l:17 which says, “Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down
from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” Besides the gift of salvation, you are the
most precious gift God has given me. I know that along with the new joys God has given me, I face new
responsibilities that I cannot fulfill in my own strength. But by God’s grace and power working within me, I desire to
be trustworthy as your wife, to serve and love you in all circumstances, to obey you, to allow God to use you to build
His qualities in me, as long as God give us life on this earth. I praise God continually for you, (Name), and for your
love and friendship.
VARIATION 3
From this day on, I choose you, my beloved (Name), to be my (husband/wife). To live with you and laugh with you;
to stand by your side, and sleep in your arms; to be joy to your heart, and food for your soul; to bring out the best in
you always, and, for you, to be the most that I can. I promise to laugh with you in good times, to struggle with you in
bad; to solace you when you are downhearted; to wipe your tears with my hands; to comfort you with my body; to
mirror you with my soul; to share with you all my riches and honors; to play with you as much as I can until we grow
old; and, still loving each other sweetly and gladly, our lives shall come to an end.
VARIATION 4
I (name), choose you (name) as my best friend, my love for life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion,
my tenderest care, through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I promise to be faithful to
you. I promise to love you, to commit to you, and support you. I pledge to respect your unique talents and abilities,
to lend you strength for all of your dreams. You have shown me what love feels like and for that I thank you. You are
everything I need and at this moment I know all of my prayers have been answered and that all of my dreams have
come true. I praise God for you (name); for all of your love and constant friendship. I know that our love is heaven
sent and I promise to be here for ever and always. From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. My heart will be
your shelter and my arms will be your home. As I have given you my hand to hold, I give you my life to keep.
VARIATION 5
(Name), you have filled my world with meaning. You have made me so happy and more fulfilled as a person. Thank
you for taking me as I am; loving me, and welcoming me into your heart. I promise to always love you, respect you
as an individual, and to be faithful to you forever. Today I choose you to be my partner, and commit myself to you for
the rest of my life.
VARIATION 6
Here we stand before witnesses, to make vows this day,
Love, honor, cherish, until death, do they say.
This is my pledge, my promise, my creed,
These faith-given words, that I will now read.
For you, all my love, both body and soul
It’s what brought us together, it’s what makes us whole.
With our faith in the Church, we will walk with the Lord,
My life for yours, our destiny to unfold.
Honoring you is a task well received
For respect and commitment is something we need.
I will always respect you, on this long road ahead,
I commit my life to you, My love whom I wed.
One cherishes a treasure, something dear to the heart,
I will cherish your love, and always impart,
My thoughts and concerns, remain open, sincere,
Through good times and bad, every day of the year.
Until Death is a theme that is best left unsaid
For death has no place with the woman I wed.
But Eternal life, states our faith in the Son,
Means that even in death, we will always be one.
This ring that I give you is my promise of love,
Of our future together, with the Lord God above.
I take you as my wife, let true witness bear,
With this ring I wed, your life in my care.
VARIATION 7
What can I say to you that I haven’t already said,
What can I give you that I haven’t already given,
Is there anything of me that isn’t yours already,
My body, my mind, my heart, even my soul,
Everything that is me belonged to you long before this,
And it shall be yours long after this,
I will follow you anywhere and everywhere you lead,
Hand in hand and heart in heart.
VARIATION 8
I accept you to be my husband, secure in knowledge that you will be my friend,
my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.
On this special day, I give to you in the presence of all those in attendance
my promise to stay by your sidea as your wife
in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow,
as well as through good times and bad.
I promise to love you and comfort you in times of distress…
laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind,
always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
VARIATION 9
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my wife. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow and forever. I
will trust you and honor you. I will love you faithfully through the best and the worst. Whatever may come, I will
always be there. I come into this union letting go of my deepest fears and embracing all my faith and if I doubt I will
remember this time and why we came together this day. As I have given you my hands to hold, so I give you my life
to keep, so help me God.
I, (name), take you, (name), to be my husband. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow and
forever. I will trust you and honor you. I will love you faithfully through the best and the worst. Whatever may come,
I will always be there. I come into this union letting go of my deepest fears and embracing all my faith and if I doubt I
will remember this time and why we came together this day. As I have given you my hands to hold, so I give you my
life to keep, so help me God.
VARIATION 10
My beloved,
romance may fade, but true love endures.
I choose to truly love you,
with kindness, faithfulness, and respect,
through every circumstance that life may bring.
Because you are the treasure of my heart,
it will be my joy to support, encourage, comfort, and defend you
as we together face the coming days of sorrow and joy,
sickness and health, poverty and wealth.
When I have been wronged, I will forgive.
When I do wrong, I will confess with contrition.
When conflict dims our days,
I will exercise the patience of true love
and seek the light of wise counsel.
Most of all, I will rejoice and thank the Lord
for completing me with the gift of you.
And through His infinite grace,
I know that no matter what may come,
I will remain by your side with enduring devotion and fidelity
for as long as He allows us to share this earthly life.
This is my solemn vow because,
in you, I have found the one my soul loves.
May the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit guide us
and bless us each day from this moment forward.
VARIATION 11
I prayed to God for a companion who could understand me and accept me as I am and for a special friend who would
share laughter and tears – and he sent you.
________, I promise to love you with all my heart, mind and strength. I promise to be faithful, now and forever. I
also promise to respect your children and treat them as if they were my own. I gladly accept the obligations that go
along with this pledge. I care for your children and want them to be a part of my life.
With continued love, friendship, trust and communication, I, ________, take joy today in committing my life to yours.
________, when you need me I will be there and when your strength fails you, may mine always be there for you.
Side by side, step by step, may our great journey together begin, here now from this day forward.
VARIATION 12
(Bride’s Name), is it true that you come of your own free will and accord?
[BRIDE]
Yes, it is true.
[OFFICIANT]
With whom do you come and whose blessings accompany you?
[DAD]
She comes with me, her father, and is accompanied by all of her family’s blessings.
[OFFICIANT]
Please join hands with your betrothed and listen to that which I am about to say. Above you are the stars, below you
are the stones, as time doth pass, remember…
Like a stone should your love be firm, like a star should your love be constant. Let the powers of the mind and of the
intellect guide you in your marriage, let the strength of your wills bind you together, let the power of love and desire
make you happy, and the strength of your dedication make you inseparable. Be close, but not too close. Possess one
another, yet be understanding. Have patience with one another, for storms will come, but they will pass quickly. Be
free in giving affection and warmth. Have no fear, for God is with you always.
[OFFICIANT]
(Groom’s Name), I have not the right to bind thee to (Bride’s Name), only you have this right. If it be your wish, say
so at this time and place your ring in her hand.
[GROOM]
It is my wish.
[OFFICIANT]
(Bride’s Name), if it be your wish for (Groom’s Name) to be bound to you, place the ring on his finger. (Bride’s
Name),I have not the right to bind thee to (Groom’s Name) only you have this right. If it be your wish, say so at this
time and place your ring in his hand.
[BRIDE]
It is my wish.
[OFFICIANT]
(Groom’s Name), if it be your wish for (Bride’s Name) to be bound to you, place the ring on her finger.
Groom’s Vows –
[OFFICIANT] (to Groom)
(Groom’s Name), repeat after me:
I, (Groom’s Full Name), in the name of the spirit of God that resides within us all, By the life that courses within my
blood and the love that resides within my heart, I take thee (Bride’s Name) to my hand, my heart, and my spirit, to
be my chosen one. To desire thee and be desired by thee, to possess thee, and be possessed by thee. I promise to
love thee wholly and completely without restraint,In sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and
beyond, where we shall meet, remember, and love again.
Bride’s Vows –
[OFFICIANT](to Bride)
(Bride’s Name), repeat after me :
I, (Bride’s Full Name), in the name of the spirit of God that resides within us all, By the life that courses within my
blood, and the love that resides within my heart, I take thee,(Groom’s Name) to my hand, my heart, and my spirit to
be my chosen one. To desire and be desired by thee, to possess thee, and be possessed by. I promise to love thee
wholly and completely without restraint, In sickness and in health, in plenty and in poverty, in life and beyond, where
we shall meet, remember, and love again.
VARIATION 13
______, you are my greatest love and my last love. Until I met you I didn’t give true love much thought, but since
you came into my life, I struggle desperately to find the words to tell you how much I love you-how I adore you. It is
difficult for me to verbalize my feelings for you, because mere words can’t begin to express my deep love. I thank
God for you, ______, and I pledge myself to you now, to be your ever-faithful wife/husband. I give you my mind, my
body and my heart and I promise to love you and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
VARIATION 14
I love you.
I pledge to grow in my Love for you.
I pledge to nurture our Love for it is
loving you that nurtures my soul.
I pledge to share our Love together as One.
I love you because you are the only one for me.
To know you is to know Love
– and through you, know True Love.
I love you because you are the One who completes me.
I can not know union without you
– for it is by joining you that I learn
about Love’s union and where it comes from.
I love you because it is my soul mission in Life to learn our Love.
I do not so much seek to heal you,
but to embrace our Love that fills our Life as a way of healing each other.
I see your Love for me in your eyes and I see what freedom is,
what True Love is.
I promise to support your growth and share the fullness of myself.
I promise to honor you by being open to all the expressions of your inner self.
I promise to allow our Love we share become our Prayer we live.
Above all, I promise to be true to you and true to myself
so that we may grow in our Love that joins us as one.
If the Eagle is the symbol of freedom born out of True Love,
then I am one wing and you are equally the other.
Let us fly together in harmony and may
gentle winds carry us all the way to Heaven.
VARIATION 15
(name), as you have been by my side through my darkest hours, so will I be a light in your life. I will lift you up and
support you through laughter and through tears. As you have cared for me in times of infirmity, so will I keep you
sheltered when storms arise. I will comfort and console you. I will be the rock that you stand on, the staff that you
lean on, and the wings that allow you to fly. As you have inspired me to follow my dreams, so will I strive to help you
achieve your goals. I will encourage you in your endeavors and nourish your spirit as we walk through this life
together. As you have loved me, so will I love you. I will be by your side, a part of one entity, but above all else, I will
allow you to be you.
VARIATION 16
As we face the future together,
I promise to stand by your side.
I promise to unfailingly share and support your hopes, dreams and goals.
I vow to be there for you always.
When you fall, I will catch you.
When you cry, I will comfort you.
When you laugh, I will share your joy.
Everything I am and everything I have is yours,
from this moment forth and for eternity.
VARIATION 17
I, _____, take you, _____ to be my wife. I will speak the truth to you in Love. I will encourage you and strengthen
you in your walk with God. I will not let the sun go down on my anger, instead I will be gracious, tender-hearted, and
forgiving even as God has forgiven me. I will be peaceful, content and joyful in every situation we encounter knowing
that God is at work.
I, _____, take you, _____ to be my husband. I will speak the truth to you in Love. I will encourage you and
strengthen you in your walk with God. I will not let the sun go down on my anger, instead I will be gracious, tenderhearted,
and forgiving even as God has forgiven me. I will be peaceful, content and joyful in every situation we
encounter knowing that God is at work.
VARIATION 18
I accept you to be my husband, secure in knowledge that you will be my friend,
my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.
On this special day, I give to you in the presence of all those in attendance
my promise to stay by your sidea as your wife
in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow,
as well as through good times and bad.
I promise to love you and comfort you in times of distress…
laugh with you and cry with you, grow with you in mind,
always be open and honest with you, and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
VARIATION 19
BRIDE
______, since we have been together, you have provided me with strength, security, confidence, honesty, love &
plenty of much needed guidance.
Where there has been cold, you have brought warmth; where my life was dark, you have brought light. In my darkest
trouble, in my coldest silence, I looked for you and you were there.
You are truly my knight in shining armor. You may not realize it but you have helped me and saved me in so many
ways and I love you for that.
I am honored that you will have me as your wife and I am proud to have you as my husband. I believe that we were
meant to be from the start & I will always love you with all my heart.
GROOM
______, you are a star from the heavens to love, honor and cherish, for all the days of my life.
You are my pearl of choice, my strength at my side.
My love for you will never fade.
You are my love, my life, my wife.
May God bless our marriage in peace and happiness for all time.
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VARIATION 20
GROOM
I, (name), do take thee, (name), to be my lawfully wedded wife. To honor, respect and to hold thy needs before mine
own. To keep you as my one true love as God has ordained, for all of my life. This day I affirm before God and all
witnesses my undying loyalty and pledge to forsake all others for you. To uphold you in sickness and health, to be
your best friend, sharing in our happiness and sorrow, to always have compassion and love without reservation or
reward. Though life may be rich or poor, to you alone will I hold. To you this day before God I pledge this vow to you.
BRIDE
I, (name), do take thee, (name), to be my lawfully wedded husband. To honor, respect and to hold thy needs before
mine own. To keep you as my one true love as God has ordained, for all of my life. This day I affirm before God and
all witnesses my undying loyalty and pledge to forsake all others for you. To uphold you in sickness and health, to be
your best friend, sharing in our happiness and sorrow, to always have compassion and love without reservation or
reward. Though life may be rich or poor, to you alone will I hold. To you this day before God I pledge this vow to you.

Non Traditional Wedding Vows

Are you looking for something a bit different for your wedding vows?

Here you will find a beautiful collection of non-traditional wedding vows for your special day.  There are 28 examples of non-traditional wedding vows for you to choose from so you’re bound to find something that works for you.

VARIATION 1

Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again.
I look forward with great joy to spending the rest of my
life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, being there for you in all life
has for us, and I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.

VARIATION 2

These things I promise I will do
That life may grant you ample grace
Because I love and cherish you:
I vow to treasure what is true
That I might touch whom I embrace:
These things I promise I will do.
I’ll build a garden in your view
That with sweet fruit will stone replace
Because I love and cherish you.
I vow to love each day anew,
For love must dance through time and space:
These things I promise I will do.
I vow to make your terrors few
And then with you those demons face
Because I love and cherish you.
And now, as we make one of two,
A passage we cannot retrace,
These things I promise I will do
Because I love and cherish you.

VARIATION 3

I love you. You are my best friend.
Today I give myself to you in marriage.
I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you,
and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.
I promise to love you in good times and in bad,
when life seems easy and when it seems hard,
when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard
These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

VARIATION 4

I love you and I know that this love is from God.
Through all of the uncertainties and trials of the present and future,
I promise to be faithful to you and love you.
I promise to guide and protect you as Christ does his church,
as long as we both shall live.

VARIATION 5

I promise to be there when you need me,
to fill your days with sunshine, to comfort you and encourage you,
to help you reach your goals, to be your best friend
ever and to love you all my life with all my heart.
I promise to love you above all others and to value
your friendship as a precious gift.
I look forward to raising our family and building
our relationship under the care and guidance of God.
I promise to stand beside you in sickness or health, in times of
prosper and decline, in peace and in turmoil, as long as we both
shall live.
I acknowledge my love for you and invite you to share my life as I hope
to share yours. I promise to walk by your side, to love, help and
encourage you. I vow to take time to share with you, to listen and to
care. I will share your laughter and your tears as your partner, lover and
friend. I promise always to respect you and honor you as an individual
and to be conscious of your needs. I shall seek through kindness and
compassion to achieve with you the life we have planned together.

VARIATION 6

From this day forward I promise you these things.
I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow.
I will share in your dreams, and support you as you strive to achieve your goals.
I will listen to you with compassion and understanding,
and speak to you with encouragement.
I will help you when you need it, and step aside when you don’t.
I will remain faithful to you for better or worse, in times of sickness and health.
You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always.

VARIATION 7

On this special day,
I give to you in the presence of God and all these witnesses
my promise to stay by your side,
in sickness and in health,
in joy and in sorrow, as well as
through the good times and the bad.
I promise to love you without reservation,
comfort you in times of distress,
encourage you to achieve all of your goals,
laugh with you and cry with you,
grow with you in mind and spirit,
always be open and honest with you,
and cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

VARIATION 8

As we stand beside the ocean tide, may our love always be as
constant and unchanging as these never-ending waves that pour
beneath our feet, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea; your love
came softly upon my heart, just as the foam comes softly upon the
sand, and just as there will never be a morning without the ocean’s flow,
so there will never be a day without my love for you. I pledge myself to
you this day Our love will be as unchanging and dependable as the tide;
as these waters nourish the earth and sustain life, may my constant devotion
nourish and sustain you until the end of time.

VARIATION 9

_______, I love you. You are my best friend and will be forever. Today I give myself to you in marriage to be your
husband/wife. I promise to encourage you, to laugh with you and to comfort you in times of sorrow. I promise to love
you in good times and bad. I promise to cherish and respect you. I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both
shall live. Because of you, I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with
you, caring, loving and being there for you in all life has for us. I will always be the person that you can trust, talk to
and the person that will always understand. I will make my home in your heart. These promises I give you today and
all of the days of our lifes. Take this ring as a sign of my faith and commitment. Our love has given us wings and our
journey begins today.

VARIATION 10

I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to accept you the way you are.
I fell in love with you for the qualities, abilities, and outlook on life that you have,
and won’t try to reshape you in a different image.
I promise to respect you as a person with your own interests, desires, and needs,
and to realize that those are sometimes different, but no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my personal
world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change as we both change
in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give
and all I feel inside in the only way I know how… completely and forever.

VARIATION 11

I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to accept you the way you are.
I fell in love with you for the qualities, abilities, and outlook on life that you have,
and won’t try to reshape you in a different image.
I promise to respect you as a person with your own interests, desires, and needs,
and to realize that those are sometimes different, but no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my personal
world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to grow along with you, to be willing to face change as we both change
in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting.
And finally, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give
and all I feel inside in the only way I know how… completely and forever.

VARIATION 12

Today I will marry my friend,
the one I will live with, dream with and love.
I take you to be my husband/wife.
From this day forward I will cherish you,
I will look with joy down the path of our tomorrow’s
knowing we will walk it together side by side, hand in hand and
heart to heart.

VARIATION 13

On this special day, I give to you in the presence of God,
my promise to stand by your side, in sickness and health,
in joy and in sorrow, as well as through the good times and the bad.
I promise to love you without reservation, to honor and respect you,
to comfort and support you each and every day, to laugh with you and cry with you,
to grow with you in mind and spirit, to always be open and honest with you,
and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.
You are my best friend for life.
I pledge to honor, encourage, and support you through our walk together.
When our way becomes difficult, I promise to stand by you and uplift you,
so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone.
I promise to work at our love and always make you a priority in my life.
With every beat of my heart, I will love you. This is my solemn vow.

VARIATION 14

I come here today, (name), to join my life to years before this company.
In their presence I pledge to be true to you, to respect you,
and to grow with you through the years.
Time may pass, fortune may smile, trials may come;
no matter what we may encounter together,
I vow here that this love will be my only love.
I will make my home in your heart from this day forward.

VARIATION 15

Today, (name), I join my life to yours, not merely as your (husband/wife),
but as your friend, your lover, and your confidant.
Let me be the shoulder you lean on,
the rock on which you rest,
the companion of your life.
With you I will walk my path from this day forward.

VARIATION 16

(Name), with free and unconstrained soul,
I give you all I am and all I am to become.
Take this ring, and with it my promise of faith, patience, and love,
for the rest of my life.

VARIATION 17

What have I to give you, (name)?
The promise to take you as my only love from this day forward,
to stand by your side, to listen when you speak,
to comfort you when you cry,
and to join your laughter with my own.
Take this ring, and be my (husband/wife)

VARIATION 18

As freely, (name), as God has given me life,
I join my life with yours.
Wherever you go, I will go;
whatever you face, I will face.
For good or ill, in happiness or sadness,
come riches or poverty,
I take you as my (husband/wife), and will give myself to no other.

VARIATION 19

To marry the person you have set your heart upon
is a joy unparalleled in human life.
(Name), take this ring as a sign of my faith
and my commitment to our love,
and share this joy with me today.

VARIATION 20

I used to be afraid of falling in love, of giving my heart away.
How could I trust a (man/woman) to love me,
to give to me all that I wanted to give to (him/her)?
(Name), when I met you, I realized how much we could share together.
You have renewed my life:
Today I join that life with yours.

VARIATION 21

Two flames, one light.
(Name), I offer you this ring as a sign of life,
and myself as your (husband/wife).
Let us walk together always,
and let us always walk towards the light.

VARIATION 22

I came to this place today as a (man/woman) standing along;
I will walk from it by your side.
Today I cross the threshold with you
and enter into a new and lasting lifetime commitment.
(Name), I commit myself to you as your (husband/wife).

VARIATION 23

Today, a day of music and celebration,
I pledge to share my life with you.
Whether the days that come are happy or sad,
I will live them with you.
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(Name), I give myself to you as your (husband/wife).

VARIATION 24

Love has given us wings, and our journey begins today,
(Name), wherever the wind may carry me,
I will stay by your side as your (husband/wife),
Take this ring as a sign of my love.

VARIATION 25

Where there has been cold,
you have brought warmth;
where my life was dark,
you have brought light.
(Name), I pledge before this assembled company
to be your (husband/wife) from this day forward.
Let us make of our two lives, one life,
and let us always honour and respect each other.

VARIATION 26

(Name), our miracle lies in the path we have chosen together.
I enter this marriage with you knowing that the true magic of love
is not to avoid changes, but to navigate them successfully.
Let us commit to the miracle of making each day work – together.

VARIATION 27

Whatever lies ahead, good or bad, we will face together.
Distance may test us for a time, and time may tire us.
But if we look to each other first, we will always see a friend.
(Name), look to me for all the days to come;
today I take my place as your (husband/wife).

VARIATION 28

On this day, (month, day, year), I, (name), join myself to you (name),
before this company.
May our days be long, and may they be seasoned with love, understanding and respect.

Ceremony Only Wedding Invitation Wording

Sometimes there are people and acquaintances in your life (such as work colleagues) that you may wish to share the occasion of your wedding with but are not really close enough to (or in a position financially) to also invite them to your reception.

So if you wish to invite some guests to the wedding ceremony only here is some wording to help you do it.

 

_________________________________
(Bride’s Name) & (Groom’s Name)

invite you to join them as they exchange vows

on (Date of the Wedding) at (Time of the Ceremony)

(Location of the Wedding)

RSVP (Date and Contact Numbers)